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November 2017

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Compassion – A Quote

November 23, 2017

I’ve been using Spark Post by Adobe (not an ad) to make these quote pictures and I’ve been quite enjoying it. I love the little quotes or sayings on the Yogi tea bags. And since I have a cup of tea most nights, there are a lot of little quotes to choose from. 🙂

xoxo, Susi

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Happy is as happy does – A Quote

November 20, 2017

When I recently shared this quote on Instagram I wrote a few lines about some of the things I had done to pay it forward. Nothing major but still enough to make me smile because I was able to make someone else smile. I absolutely believe that in one way or another things will come back to you. And by making someone else happy, you will feel happiness too. Karma, it’s a thing…

xoxo, Susi

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A Magic(al) Hat

November 20, 2017

Ally is in third grade now. No more dressing up in costumes for her on Halloween (at school), instead, the kids have to design a hat that matches their word. They get to pick the word in advance with the teacher’s approval and then have to decorate their hat. The hats get worn for the Halloween parade and depending on what it is, the kids are also allowed to dress for their word. The other students/classmates have to guess the word that the hat depicts.

The kids actually have a lot of fun with it and this year I saw a lot of cool hats.

Ally’s word was magic, of course. 🙂 Nothing else would do for my little Harry Potter fanatic.

We decided to keep it simple and bought a plain black witches hat, some puffy gold paint and foam board stickers to cut out and decorate. Ally came up with the design and I helped her implement it a little. She’s very independent and likes to do everything herself. She used yellow foam board to make “scrolls” and wrote some spells on those. The brown foam board was made into a wand. She used the puffy paint to add some stars to the hat. It’s hard to tell in the pictures but the paint ended up drying a nice sparkly gold and stood out in a 3D effect.

She was so proud of her handy work. The kids ended up guessing anything in relation to Harry Potter, because they all know her obsession with the books and movies, but few came up with magic.

The cutest little wizard I did ever see!

Xoxo, Susi

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Grandfather Mountain and the Mile High Swinging Bridge – A Photo Gallery

November 7, 2017

All images taken with my Nikon D3200 and Tamron 18-200mm lens on a gorgeous summer day in the High Country of North Carolina.

 

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Baby Chicks

November 3, 2017

Yesterday, I got a call at work from the lower school science lab teacher to let me know that a few baby chicks had hatched.

I’ve seen it a few times now, but it’s still as fascinating as the first time for me. And these chicks are so adorable. Their little chirps make my heart happy.

Aren’t they just the cutest?

*I’m going to try to post everyday in November since it’s #nablopomo (National Blog Post Month) where bloggers from all over post content every day in November. There is an off-shoot of this for photos. I have to look up the hashtag for it.

Have a great day everyone!

xoxo, Susi